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The Purpose of the Oklahoma WIC Program: 

1. To provide specific supplemental foods for good health and nutrition during critical times of growth and development. Foods provided by the program supply calcium, protein, iron, and vitamins A, D, and C.

2. To provide nutrition education to participants at no cost. Nutrition education is designed to be easily understood by participants and to bear a practical relationship to participant nutritional needs, household situations, and cultural preferences. The goals of nutrition education are to:

a. Emphasize the relationship between proper nutrition and good health with special emphasis on the nutritional needs of pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five (5) years of age.

b. Assist the individual who is at nutritional risk in achieving a positive change in food habits, resulting in improved status and in the prevention of nutrition related problems through optimal use of the supplemental foods and other nutritious foods.

c. Serve as an adjunct to good health care during critical times of growth and development, in order to prevent the occurrence of health problems and to improve the health status of these persons.

 

 

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